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PALISADES – Orangetown is taking part in the search for a builder to undertake a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former Dolce-IBM Conference Center and hotel.Town officials are working with the property's China-based owner to find an investor willing to redevelop the now-named HNA Conference Center into a viable tax-producing business. The center, which has changed hands several times in recent years, is vacant and located on 106 acres along Route 9W.When IBM owned the property, the business cente...
PALISADES – Orangetown is taking part in the search for a builder to undertake a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former Dolce-IBM Conference Center and hotel.
Town officials are working with the property's China-based owner to find an investor willing to redevelop the now-named HNA Conference Center into a viable tax-producing business. The center, which has changed hands several times in recent years, is vacant and located on 106 acres along Route 9W.
When IBM owned the property, the business center-hotel comprised 206 guest rooms, 48,000 square feet of meeting space, dozens of meeting rooms, a pair of restaurants, gardens, and a koi pond. The center sits near the private Rockland Country Club golf course.
The China-based HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate owner of Hainan Airlines, bought the property in 2016 for $59.6 million. HNA also has interests in tourism, hotels, financial services and real estate.
Now that HNA wants to sell, Orangetown wants the ensure its residents get the benefits of redevelopment. Town officials reached out to HNA to assist, said attorney Michael Zarin, the town's special counsel on the project.
"Orangetown got involved basically because it’s a critical asset in the town with respect to an underutilized and vacant property," Zarin said. "The town wants the property redeveloped in a way that conforms with their vision of the town."
The vision includes a design in harmony with the wide-open area that preserves natural features and provides property taxes, Zarin said.
The town would form a public-private partnership with the developer, providing guidance on development schemes and any zoning issues needed to make the project successful, Zarin said. The redevelopment would need approval from the town land-use agencies, including the planning board and potentially the zoning board of appeals.
Zarin said similar development partnerships have occurred in New Rochelle for the city's downtown revitalization, the Hudson River waterfront in New York City, and redevelopment of former psychiatric centers.
HNA, however, can legally sell the property to any business or investor it chooses.
"Legally, anyone can negotiate directly with HNA," Zarin said.
The town and HNA plan to have a developer chosen by mid-April.
The schedule outlined in the town proposal calls for a tour of the facilities and grounds for respondents on Feb. 1. The requests for expression of interest are due by March 1, with finalists being notified March 22, interviews during the week of March 29, and selection of the preferred developer on April 12.
A redevelopment project can include a variety of uses, ranging from commercial, recreational, hotel, or conference center, a spa and wellness center, medical office campus, movie studio, residential and senior-assisted living, according to the proposal seeking a developer.
"The town envisions a use that will have the public purpose of enhancing the sound growth of the town, increasing its tax base, preserving key environmental on-site features, providing public amenities and uses, and encouraging good design standards – a marquis project that contributes to the vibrancy of the community," according to the request.
One interested investor is William Procida, president of Procida Funding & Advisors, a commercial real estate lender and advisory firm. He said his multimillion-dollar bid fell short of HNA's offering in 2016. He has been negotiating with the company and intends to make a pitch to Orangetown.
Procida is a big-time investor once dubbed "The Boy Who Would Be Trump." He owns the Tallman Beach Pool, and held a mortgage on the Nyack College, hoping for redevelopment into housing before the Ramapo-based Hasidic Jewish Yeshiva of Viaznitz bought the 106-acre college campus.
Procida said he lives in the area and wants to restore the center to what he calls its "glory days" of IBM. He has previously proposed townhouses on the site and for Rockland Community College to use the classrooms.
Procida said he's put together top-notch people for the redevelopment. And the center is more personal.
He said most people didn't go to a corporate center for dinner or drinks. He imagines the redevelopment would include a world-class restaurant and a "groovy bar."
"I don’t want it in the wrong hands," Procida said. "The last thing I need is another project. We have a half-billion in projects. If this was in Pennsylvania, I probably wouldn't go after it. This is a block from my house. IBM spared no expense. It is built like a fort. And its layouts are gorgeous."
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The new state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue offers an energetic atmosphere, eclectic menu, full bar and more.(Jen Voce-Nelson)WEST NYACK, NY — Two industry leaders in the world of golfing have teamed up to open a first-of-its-kind social, dining and entertainment venue in the Palisades Center....
WEST NYACK, NY — Two industry leaders in the world of golfing have teamed up to open a first-of-its-kind social, dining and entertainment venue in the Palisades Center.
Golfzon Social combines technologically advanced golf simulators and a stylish, energetic atmosphere attractive to avid golfers, casual golfers and non-golfers alike.
There are 22 TwoVision simulator bays as well as casual and comfy seating areas and flat-screen TVs throughout.
League and tournament play lets avid and casual golfers virtually compete around the world. A resident PGA Professional is available for guidance and lessons, no matter the season or weather. Non-golfers can get started in the game in a non-intimidating, welcoming setting or enjoy the board and patio games around the venue.
It also features a creative, chef-driven menu, hand-crafted cocktails and craft beers, as well as state of the art audio-visuals, making it a destination for sports viewing and for those looking to go beyond the local sports bar.
"Golfzon Social sets a new standard for off-course golf entertainment and the Palisades Center location is a showcase for the vision we will be bringing to many more facilities in the near future," said Tommy Lim, CEO of Golfzon North America. "While golf is at its core, the facility caters to everyone who is looking for a fun and relaxing time, regardless of their prowess on the course."
The modern vibe is excellent for hosting events or a night out.
The strategic partnership between Troon and Golfzon was announced in October 2021. Troon has invested in Golfzon and its market-leading technology. Golfzon and Troon have an aggressive plan to roll out additional Golfzon Social locations in the coming years in multiple cities across North America.
"We’ve taken everything into account with the opening of Golfzon Social, from partnering with the best simulator brand in the world to curating an atmosphere and food / beverage options that provide something for everyone," said Tim Schantz, president and chief executive officer, Troon. "The off-course entertainment trend is only growing and Golfzon Social is set to become a major player in the space."
One of the big differentiators between Golfzon Social and its competitors is the technology and innovation that comes with the TwoVision simulator, Golfzon officials said. Features include high-speed sensors that capture club head and ball flight data for incredibly realistic performance feedback, a 24-way directional moving swing plate that recreates true stand and lie conditions, auto-tee and ball retrieval system, a virtual caddie to give players advice and multi-surface mats to imitate the fairway, rough and bunkers. The system also boasts incredibly realistic graphics that are 130% crisper than previous generations, as well as an LED putting guide to read greens.
RealFood Hospitality, Strategy & Design, a core Troon operating brand, is leading the food and beverage development and design for Golfzon Social locations. The menu is designed to bring people together and includes shareable appetizers that are familiar, approachable and golf-friendly, as well as larger meals suitable for a date night or business meeting – all with a chef’s twist. Food is available for either dine-in or takeout and is reflective of a variety of pan-global culinary influences, while also including locally sourced fare. The beverage menu will feature a selection of craft cocktails and craft beers, including the 64 oz. Golfzon growler.
To learn more or book simulator time, please visit www.golfzonsocial.com.
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Earlier this year, the carousel located in the Palisades Center disappeared, leaving behind a wide open space and lots of questions from shoppers. The double-decker carousel had been in operation since 2009.This week, the Palisades Center announced that ClimbZone, a family climbing attraction, will take over the vacant space.School in th...
Earlier this year, the carousel located in the Palisades Center disappeared, leaving behind a wide open space and lots of questions from shoppers. The double-decker carousel had been in operation since 2009.
This week, the Palisades Center announced that ClimbZone, a family climbing attraction, will take over the vacant space.
"We are very excited to join Palisades Center," Ovadiah Manies, operating partner of ClimbZone, said. "Palisades Center was one of the first malls in the country to incorporate experiential entertainment for visitors. We are looking forward to taking it to the next level with our 'climbable art.'"
ClimbZone is a family-friendly climbing center where walls are painted in various designs. The Palisades Center ClimbZone will have 34 walls to climb, including the Statue of Liberty, a map of the U.S., and more. The location also offers an auto-belay system, which allows climbers to climb and ascend without the assistance of someone else.
"It's uplifting to see new attractions, restaurants and retail stores establishing their businesses at Palisades Center," Clarkstown Councilman Donald Fanchino said.
ClimbZone is set to open this fall, though no official opening date has been confirmed.
So what happened to the double-decker carousel, which, in 2009, replaced a merry-go-round listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
The handcrafted carousel was built in Venice, Italy, in the style of the 1800s, according to news reports at its opening. According to its owner Island Carousels, it featured 19 rocking horses, nine of which were motorized, along with four spinning teacups and four dolphin gondolas that sway.
A spokesperson for the Palisades Center said they could not comment on the carousel's fate. However, it appears it has found a new home: A spokesperson for Island Carousels was not able to divulge the carousel's new location, but said it is operational.
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WEST NYACK, NY — A new entertainment venue at the Palisades Center, Time Mission, held a College Challenge March 7 in which four local colleges participated: Rockland Community College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican University and Ramapo College.More than 40 students competed to obtain the highest scores by taking on the challengespresented by 30 rooms designed by the creative Tim...
WEST NYACK, NY — A new entertainment venue at the Palisades Center, Time Mission, held a College Challenge March 7 in which four local colleges participated: Rockland Community College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican University and Ramapo College.
More than 40 students competed to obtain the highest scores by taking on the challengespresented by 30 rooms designed by the creative Time Mission team.
St. Thomas Aquinas emerged as the winner with a high score of 1225 and received a check from Time Mission for $500 towards their student scholarship fund. Rockland Community College came in second with 1127 and received a check for $250 for their scholarship fund. Ramapo came in third with 940 and Dominican came in fourth with 888 and each of those schools received $100 checks for their scholarship funds.
"The Time Mission Challenge provided STAC students with the opportunity to participate in an excellent off-campus activity where all the participants were able to meet new people, bond with each other and compete in a friendly competition to benefit our College’s Scholarship Fund. It was a great time and an awesome experience!" Michael Maher, Class of 2025 for St. Thomas Aquinas College, said in a news release.
The company hopes to make it an annual event.
Time Mission, known for its interactive game concept launched in Rhode Island in 2021, begins its national expansion in Rockland County. In December, it celebrated its grand opening with a fundraiser for local non-profits.
More than 50 representatives from Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts, Wonder Girls, and Nanuet Interact Club (playing for Nanuet/West Nyack Rotary) participated in a fun Charity Challenge and were the first to experience the new Time Mission challenge rooms. Meals on Wheels walked away with the win and $2,000 in prize money.
In Time Mission, teams of 2- 5 people go through up to 32 different portals where they collect skill points by completing challenges in less than 2-5 minutes. Teams can be made up of individuals of different ages as some will excel at one skill, while others will be better at another, making it a perfect family or group activity. Participants may choose to only collect points or start a secret mission to unlock special bonus features and achievements. Teams can repeat, or abandon, rooms at any time to improve their score or find the next clues on the mission before time runs out.
Plus — this is one of the strengths of the game — the game evolves.
Because Time Mission simulates time travel, teams are never locked into their choices, and going back into a portal doesn’t always result in the same outcome.
And, since Time Mission HQ can reprogram the portals, previously visited destinations may not be available when guests return to play the next time. They would be replaced by new spaces to explore, or might only then be accessed in other Time Mission entertainment venues.
Located on the third floor of the Palisades Center, it is open for corporate team building, family events, birthday parties, Bar Mitzvahs, and just friendly group fun. Recommended age is 6 years and up. Sessions can be booked for 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Time must be reserved online at www.timemission.com.
This week in the Villages: On its 25th birthday, we take a look at the potential demise of Palisades Mall in West Nyack. Plus, other local news, a weather prediction, quotes and videos of the week, a Covid update, upcoming meetings and much more. Thanks for being here!Palisades Mall FinancesEven though I became an adolescent in the early 1990s, I never considered myself a mall rat.Malls are fine, especially when you forget the natural landscape destroyed to make way for their particularly gluttonous fo...
This week in the Villages: On its 25th birthday, we take a look at the potential demise of Palisades Mall in West Nyack. Plus, other local news, a weather prediction, quotes and videos of the week, a Covid update, upcoming meetings and much more. Thanks for being here!
Even though I became an adolescent in the early 1990s, I never considered myself a mall rat.
Malls are fine, especially when you forget the natural landscape destroyed to make way for their particularly gluttonous form of American consumerism, which we almost never do. On top of jobs, malls also provide entertainment, convenience, a ridiculously wide variety of shopping options and a place to take the kids when it’s raining. Malls are fine.
The Palisades Mall, one of the largest in the entire northeast (it’s now considered the 12th largest in the United States, although it’s now dwarfed by the monstrous American Dream mall just down the Jersey turnpike) opened during the mall boom of late 1990s.
Exactly 25 years later, the West Nyack mega mall is now my 12-year-old daughter’s favorite place to spend time and facing a possible death sentence.
Last week, Lohud’s Nancy Cutler reported that the mall’s owner, Eklecco, the local branch of Pyramid Management Group, is overdue in paying of a $418 million mortgage and their creditors want their money. In February, they filed a motion in court asking for the mall to be placed into receivership and sold off in pieces. That would probably mean the end of the Palisades Mall.
Elected officials say they’re concerned and hoping the parties will work out a deal to keep the mall open. But neither side — Eklecco or the creditors — are talking, at least publicly, for now.
This could be a sign they are working things out privately (or not).
From a financial standpoint, the ground appears shaky for Eklecco. They took out the $418 million mortgage in 2016 when the mall was estimated to be worth around $800 million.
But the pandemic, and other factors like online shopping, have clearly taken a serious toll. Last year, in tax filings, Eklecco estimated its value to be around $172 million. Town assessments value it at around $518 million.
In either case, it’s clear the mall’s value has declined precipitously and is not bringing in as much cash flow as before. In 2022, it was estimate that a quarter of the retail spaces were empty. Back in 2016, only about 5 percent of stores were unused.
On a recent Friday night, the mall looked anything but empty or on the verge of bankruptcy. It was downright bustling with lines of families and couples snaking outside of several restaurants and the comedy club. It was definitely the busiest I’d seen it since before the pandemic hit almost exactly three years ago (and remember, I’m the father of a mall-rat of a 12-year-old, so I’m coming from a place of deep, Chipotle-obsessed knowledge).
While it’s too early to tell how close we might be to its ultimate demise, like all things, we may have to face the end of our super mall.
Stay tuned and be in touch …
Saw this last weekend. Absolutely brilliant!
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Possible snow Monday night and into Tuesday, then it’s supposed to warm up into the 50s by Wednesday. Looks, sadly, like mostly clouds until Sunday. [Click here for the National Weather Service‘s latest 7-day forecast for the Nyack area.]
According to CDC data of recent hospitalizations and cases, Rockland’s community threat level of Covid-19 is now considered “Low” after spending 6 weeks over the holidays in the “high” range and then dropping to medium throughout January. With a low designation, the CDC recommends getting tested if you have symptoms or have contact with someone who tests positive. Otherwise, live your life. (CDC stats updated 3/9/23)
South Nyack advocates have filed a petition with the town of Orangetown seeking to show support for a new Elizabeth Place Playground — the grassy play area and dog park just south of 87 and right off the Esposito trail. After South Nyack dissolved in March, the town found the playground equipment at Elizabeth Place was unsafe and not compliant with ADA regulations and removed it. A new ADA compliant park has been proposed and advocates want to see the proposal approved and implemented. Click here to read and/or sign the petition.
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